If you’re not accomplishing as much as you’d like during the workday, it might be time to give your standard routine an overhaul. It’s easy to assume you just need more hours in the day, but that’s not always the case. Making a few easy adjustments to the way you allocate your time can cause your productivity to surge to a whole new level.
The best kept secrets to achieving high levels of output aren’t difficult to achieve. Find out what’s powering your colleagues currently working circles around you and show them what they’re up against.
Schedule Tasks Wisely
Generally speaking, people are more productive in the morning than afternoon. Therefore, it’s best to complete your most challenging tasks during the first few hours of your workday and leave the busy work for later on. You’ll accomplish much more when you adjust your schedule to match your energy level.
Put Their Smartphone Away
It’s hard to get any work done when you’re constantly texting friends and checking Facebook. Resist the urge to check your phone every five minutes by keeping it your handbag, briefcase or a desk drawer. If someone needs you urgently, they’ll find another way to get in touch with you. Watch your productivity soar when you dedicate more of your time to work than your smartphone.
If your workspace and computer desktop are always in a state of disarray, it probably takes you longer than necessary to complete just about every task. Spend a few minutes each day putting things where they belong, so you don’t have to waste time trying to find them again. Working in a clean, uncluttered space will feel great and you’ll enjoy a lower stress level when you’re not constantly panicked trying to find papers and files.
Stopping to take breaks may sound like the opposite of productivity, but it’s not. Charging through the day at full speed is exhausting. You need breaks to relax your mind and recharge. Stop feeling guilty about running down the street to get a cup of coffee, stopping to eat lunch or spending a few minutes catching up with a colleague, because you need this time to keep going for the rest of the day.
Make a To-Do List For Tomorrow
Productive people like to wrap up loose ends before leaving the office, and part of this is writing down what needs to be done the next day. Before heading home, take five minutes to make a list of everything you want to accomplish tomorrow, so you can sit down and get to work. This ensures you won’t forget to do anything and saves you the hassle of trying to remember where you left off the day before.
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